Chicken Tamales Authentic Mexican Recipe

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Tamales: Tamale or Tamales are made from masa dough filled with meat, vegetables and spices, or fruit and wrapped in a corn husk (or banana leaf) and steamed until hot.


Chicken Tamales Recipe from Maseca Collection - Jesus Bojorquez



Mexican Recipe Ingredients:

6 cups Maseca Corn Masa Mix for Tamales
6 cups Chicken broth
1 cup corn oil
2 tsp salt or ITZZA Pollo Asado Seasoning
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 large rotisserie chicken
2 cans salsa verde or tomatillo sauce
1 bag corn husks

Mexican Recipe Instructions:

Soak the corn husks in warm water until soft.
Blend with an electric mixer Maseca corn masa mix for tamales, corn oil, salt, baking powder and the chicken broth to obtain a consistent mixture.
Shred the chicken and marinate in the green salsa or tomatillo sauce.
Spread masa evenly over corn husks, and spread a spoonful of marinated chicken on top of the masa.
Fold the sides of the corn husk to center over the masa so that they overlap to make along package.
Fold the empty part of the husk under so that it rest against the side of the tamale with a seam.
Place the tamales in a steamer and cook tamales for 35-40 minutes. Check every 20 minutes.The tamales are cooked when they separate easily from the corn husk.

Enjoy this delicious chicken tamales Mexican food recipe!


Type of recipe: Breakfast
Preparation Time (min): 60
Cook Time (min): 60
Prep Tool: Tamale Steamer


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Product Reviews
Chicken Tamales Recipe
5 Stars based on 4 Review(s)
Monica
5 Stars

Review for Chicken Tamales - Mexican Recipe
January 10, 2011

I love Tamales, but this recipe is great for 2 reasons: 1) No LARD makes for a delicious, non-greasy tamale. 2) Flavorful Masa with just the right consistency! ENJOY :)

Khalil
5 Stars

Review for Chicken Tamales - Mexican Recipe
November 26, 2010

these tamales are so good we make at least 5 times mamonth and on thanksgiving we make jumbo ones for my kids they adore them

mom
5 Stars

Review for Chicken Tamales - Mexican Recipe
October 23, 2010

These are really good, my family asks for them atleast once a week and my friends always ask when im making more!!!!

Holly
5 Stars

Review for Chicken Tamales - Mexican Recipe
October 4, 2009

My daughter and her friends made these and used the verde sauce. They were a huge hit at our house. We will be making these on a regular basis. Highly recommend.



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